I don't hate anyone, although my tolerance for the war-criminal cla$$ has about reached its limits.
"Deportations of noncitizens in Dominican Republic protested by activists in Boston" by Laura Crimaldi Globe Staff July 05, 2015
In the Dominican Republic, which is best known to some for its beaches, the deportations of noncitizens have divided the Caribbean nation and left thousands of people stateless or seeking refuge in Haiti, where their ties may be tenuous or nonexistent.
But in Boston and other places across the country where people with ties to the Dominican Republic and Haiti have established sizable enclaves, the deportations have united people from both sides of the island in protest of what many are calling a humanitarian crisis.
“Eventually it’s going to be our problem here so we have to deal with it on the island now,” said Marie St. Fleur, a Haitian-American and former state representative.
I don't know how it is "our" problem, but I'm sure this is being raised for ulterior reasons as well. Don't know why, although it does tie into the recent Globe immigration push (combined with Obummer's war migrant crises) I've noticed in its recent pages.
St. Fleur was among representatives of the local Haitian and Dominican communities who met in front of the State House Tuesday to raise awareness about the deportations, which mostly affect people who are of Haitian descent or from Haiti.
This is the first I'm seeing of it; however, I will go back and check my printed papers twice.
State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, a first generation Haitian-American, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are encouraging people to reconsider traveling to the Dominican Republic, where tourism is a key economic engine.
Didn't she host the St. Patrick's Day(?) breakfast?
Maybe she is transethnic.
Jet Blue recently added nonstop service between Boston and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which Dorcena Forry urged people to try.
Isn't Logan backed up enough already? Do they really need Jet Blue and the drug checks to add to it? And now workers are on strike?
“I think the American traveler is a key economic lever that can be used to influence decision makers,” Dorcena Forry said. “Go elsewhere. Preferably Haiti.”
OMG, this has turned into a GODDAMN SALES PITCH for a BOYCOTT!
I came into this concerned about people.
The Boston-based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti launched a Facebook page titled “Why I Cancelled My DR Trip.” As of Saturday, it had more than 560 “likes.”
The region’s large Haitian and Dominican communities are also planning other events to raise awareness.
Why? Just call up the Globe. They will print your story.
There are 13,825 Haitian-born people and 16,721 Dominican-born people living in Boston, according to the most recent count by the Office of New Bostonians. The region is home to many more people of Haitian or Dominican descent.
I'm not even going to ask about illegal vs. legal in this sanctuary state.
A march between the Consulate General of Haiti to the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in Boston is planned for July 9, said Charlot Lucien, one of the organizers. Dorcena Forry said she is working on a joint resolution by legislators to denounce the actions of the Dominican government.
I'm sure one condemning Israel will be coming up shortly.
Oh, right, Israel has basically infe$ted Bo$ton.
People are being urged to call their elected leaders in the federal government. US Representative Michael Capuano, a Democrat from Somerville, said he wants the Dominican Republic to “come to their senses.”
“I hope the Dominican Republic does the right thing before we have to start pushing economic issues,” Capuano said. “If they won’t, then that will be the next step.”
Sanctions? For that richer half of the island?
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, and relations between the two nations have a tense history. In 1937, Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the Parsley Massacre, which targeted Haitians and Dominicans who looked dark enough to be Haitian.
Guess whose guy he was, and why he was assassinated.
The killers found targets by asking them to say perejil, the Spanish word for parsley. Those who could not roll the “r” were given away.
The crackdown now facing migrants in the Dominican Republic dates back to 2010 when the country amended its constitution to exclude all those born to undocumented migrants from automatically obtaining citizenship.
Hmm. That's an idea I had not thought about.
Until then, anyone born in the Dominican Republic was considered a citizen unless their parents were diplomats or “in transit,” according to a briefing by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
The law was tightened even further in 2013 when the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court ruled that citizenship could be granted only to those born to one Dominican parent since 1929, the briefing said.
The decision retroactively deprived citizenship to more than 200,000 people born in the Dominican Republic to undocumented migrants between 1929 and 2010, the briefing said.
And that just stinks of, well, you know, those guys from Germany, 1930s....
Many of those people were Haitian migrants or their descendants who came to work in sugarcane fields generations ago and never left. Many do not speak Creole or never have been to Haiti.
The ruling drew criticism worldwide, leading the nation to set up a naturalization process to grant a form of citizenship to some people. As of June 26, the government said it had certified the nationality of about 55,000 people, according to the Associated Press.
It's the globalist, New World Order, impetus for a North AmeriKan Union.
Frieda Garcia, a longtime Boston community leader who was born in the Dominican Republic, called the deportations “outrageous.”
“It makes no sense,” she said.
Representatives from the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti recently returned from the border between the two countries and interviewed people entering Haiti.
Wesley Laine, a legal fellow at the institute, said one man crossing the border had fled the regime of Haitian President Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier in 1985 and was classified as a refugee by the United Nations.
He married a Dominican woman, but decided to leave after some homes in his neighborhood were burned and he learned of the killings of three Haitians, Laine said.
“He felt that his neighbors had turned on him,” Laine said. “He had nowhere else to go.”
Honestly, I have no answers anymore. I don't know what to do about a $y$tem that encourages such things and then turns around and says we will solve these problems.
Also see: The Dominican Republic must normalize harsh immigration policy
Globe always has the answer, and beyond that how is the cholera and tent city situation in Haiti? Thought Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were going to take care of all that (and all the Haitians got was a fancy hotel Bill can stay in for his fly-throughs. I wonder what underage kids he's diddling on the way through).
Related: Dominican Republic Deporting Haitian Refugees
The worst part?
They are being denied water on their way to the concentration camps:
"Parched Caribbean weathers region’s worst drought in five years; Puerto Rico rationing water, imposing fines" by Danica Coto Associated Press June 24, 2015
SAN JUAN — The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone-dry summer.
From Puerto Rico to Cuba to the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up, and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse.
And up go the beef prices again.
Thanks to El Nino, a warming of the tropical Pacific that affects global weather, forecasters expect the hurricane season that began this month to be quieter than normal, with a shorter period of rain. That means less water to help refill Puerto Rico’s Carraizo and La Plata reservoirs as well as the La Plata river in the central island community of Naranjito. A tropical disturbance that hit the US territory Monday did not fill up those reservoirs as officials had anticipated.
Puerto Rico is among the Caribbean islands worst hit by the water shortage, with more than 1.5 million people affected by the drought, according to the US National Drought Mitigation Center.
Tens of thousands of people receive water every third day under strict rationing recently imposed by the island government.
Coming to California?
Puerto Rico activated National Guard troops last week to help distribute water and approved a resolution to impose fines on people and businesses for improper water use.
The Caribbean’s last severe drought was in 2010. The current one could grow worse if the hurricane season ending in November produces scant rainfall and the region enters the dry season with parched reservoirs, said Cedric Van Meerbeeck, a climatologist with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology.
‘‘We might have serious water shortages . . . for irrigation of crops, firefighting, domestic consumption, or consumption by the hotel sector,’’ he said.
In the Caribbean, the farm sector has lost more than $1 million in crops as well as tens of thousands of dollars in livestock, said Norman Gibson, scientific officer at the Trinidad-based Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.
I'm starting to get a little scared again.
As if Puerto Rico didn't have enough problems:
"Puerto Rico’s debt crisis in danger of crushing economy" New York Times July 04, 2015
SAN JUAN— It’s the lunch hour at Baker’s Bakery, a fixture in Río Piedras, one of Puerto Rico’s oldest neighborhoods, but the bustle at the counter is long gone. The door opens and shuts only a few times an hour as customers, holding tighter than ever to their money, judiciously pick up some sugar-sprinkled pastries and a café con leche.
On the first day of the new sales tax, which jumped to 11.5 percent from 7 percent, the government’s latest rummage for more revenue, Puerto Rico’s malaise was unmistakable.
That's funny. I thought they were to serve us.
After nearly a decade of recession, Puerto Rico’s government says it cannot pay its $73 billion debt much longer. Governor Alejandro García Padilla warns that more austerity is on the way, a necessity for an island now working feverishly to rescue itself.
So that bankers and bondholders can get paid!
With so many bracing for another slide toward the bottom, the sense of despair grows more palpable by the day.
Is that what I'm feeling each day?
“So many people are leaving you can’t even find suitcases,” said Erica Lebron, 30, as she sat outside a housing project bodega.
Before long, Puerto Ricans will face more tax increases — the next one is in October.
First, you can't tax your way to prosperity. Second, where has all the money gone? Third, what crap did Wall Street peddle for you?
Next on the list of anticipated measures, these for government workers, are fewer vacations, overtime hours, and paid sick days. Others in Puerto Rico may face cuts in health care benefits and even bus routes, all changes that economic advisers say must be made to restart the economy.
It's the same old Wall $treet pre$criptions!
People ricochet from anger to resignation back to anger again. Along San Juan’s colonial-era streets, in homes and shops, Puerto Ricans blame the government for the economic debacle.
Where it rightly lies!!!
Election after election, they say, political leaders took the easy way out, spending more than they had, borrowing to prop up the budget, pointing fingers at one another and failing to own up to reality.
Have you ever noticed all governments are the same?
Now there is a chorus of calls for Congress to relax the law as it relates to Puerto Rico. And some powerful Democrats are also rallying behind the idea of granting Puerto Rico, a US territory, the ability to file bankruptcy for some of its debt-laden agencies.
That will solve everything, won't it?
Yup, no bailout for you!
"A man on Puerto Rico’s top ten most wanted list was arrested by Massachusetts State Police and Lynn police in Lynn on Wednesday, officials said. Joel Marin-Maldonado, 33, formerly of Farjardo, Puerto Rico, was wanted by authorities in Puerto Rico in connection with a stabbing murder in 2013. Officials from Puerto Rico contacted State Police to report that Marin-Maldonado might be in the Lynn area, State Police said in a statement. Police set up surveillance and arrested Marin-Maldonado as he entered a building on Munroe Street. State Police said that Marin-Maldonado was charged as a fugitive from justice. He was arraigned in Lynn District Court on Wednesday and faces extradition."